Dax Shepard Net Worth

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What is Dax Shepard Net Worth and Salary?

Dax Shepard is an American actor, comedian, writer, podcaster, and director who has a net worth of $40 million. This is a combined net worth with Kristen Bell, his wife since 2013. Dax Shepard rose to fame with his appearance on MTV’s Punk’d, but later became well-known for his acting roles and stand-up routines. He is also known for various activities outside of acting, such as podcasting.


Dax Randall Shepard was born on January 2, 1975 in a suburb of Detroit. His parents divorced when he was just two years old, leaving his mother to raise him as a single parent. However, Shepard’s mother rose to the challenge, becoming a successful entrepreneur by the time Dax was in high school. She eventually worked in public relations for General Motors, and her work frequently involved going to racetracks. As a teenager, Dax worked for his mother and joined her at the racetracks. At one point, his stepfather was an engineer for Corvette. Dax had three stepfathers as his mother was married four times.

Although Dax moved around a lot as a child, he graduated from high school in Detroit in 1993. Dax stated that he was the class clown while in school and was initially more interested in doing stand-up than acting. Finally, he concluded a research with his mother: if she paid his rent, he would go to college. After attending sketch comedy school, he attended UCLA where he graduated with a degree in anthropology. Moving to Los Angeles gave him the push he needed to try stand-up comedy for the first time, as he was too scared to give it a shot in Detroit.


Dax Shepard’s five years of training as a comedian proved to be useful as he later landed a role on MTV’s “Punk’d” in 2003. This was Dax’s first booking and gave . auditions for ten years prior to this date. Ashton Kutcher took a liking to Dax Shepard and arranged for him to get an agent. When “Punk’d” was brought back in 2012, Dax Shepard reprized his role.

Roles came easily to Dax Shepard after his initial success with “Punk’d,” and he soon found himself starring in films like “Without a Paddle” and “Zathura: A Space Adventure.” He ended 2006 with a role in Employee of the Month opposite Jessica Simpson. Another notable role was in the film “Idiocracy”.

Later in 2006, Dax Shepard landed his first lead character role in ‘Let’s Go to Prison’. He later starred alongside his future wife, Kristen Bell, in the 2010 film When in Rome. Dax Shepard also found success in television, landing a major recurring role on the show “Parenthood.” Dax Shepard also had the chance to work with his close friend Bradley Cooper in the movie ‘Hit and Run’ which was released in 2012. Dax Shepard has seen considerable success as a writer and director, especially in what about what check the 2017 movie “Chips.”

Dax Shepard also launched a wildly popular podcast called “Armchair Expert.” The podcast is one of the most popular on the Internet and generates $9 million a year. In 2014, Dax Shepard appeared in a viral Samsung Galaxy commercial alongside his wife, Kristen Bell. The ad has over 20 million views on YouTube. In 2019, it was announced that Dax Shepard would become the new host of the popular motoring show ‘Top Gear’.


Kristen and Dax own at least two residential blocks in Los Angeles through a holding company called Pringus Property LLC. This came to light in March 2020, during the coronavirus crisis, when the Shepard-Bells alerted their tenants that they would not be accepting rent checks in April 2020 to help alleviate financial stress. Dax’s sister manages the buildings.

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